[Cover photo credit to Khishigsuren Baasan]
Mongolian Heavy Metal/Rock outfit The Hu have spent the past five years touring the globe with their self-branded genre of “hunnu rock”, a unique blend of Western modern Rock/Metal and Mongolian throat singing, using traditional Mongolian instruments and sung entirely in their native language.
Now after their whirlwind of attention, success, and headlining shows, The Hu have released a three-part mini-docuseries encapsulating their career to date.
The first episode of the docuseries, “Citizens of The World,” is out now via Better Noise Music’s YouTube channel. In the episode, viewers get an introduction to the band’s four founding members, Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush, and to their traditional instruments, including the Morin Khuur, Tovshuur and Tumur Khuur, while presenting The Hu’s main message of “inspiring listeners to awaken the warrior spirit inside of themselves and to use that courage to spread goodness throughout the world.” The episode ends with the announcement of the band being named UNESCO’s “Artist For Peace” recipients for 2022.
The final two episodes, airing March 1 and 15 respectively, will cover their journey to UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters where they received the designation in a ceremony held last December and their following concert at the Casino de Paris.
The docuseries was directed and co-produced by Michael Lombardi, who also co-directed the music video for their new single, “This Is Mongol (Warrior Souls) Feat. William DuVall of Alice In Chains,” and was the lead actor/co-producer of the 2022 horror-thriller The Retaliators in which members of The Hu appeared and whose soundtrack included music from the band’s discography.
The Hu will be performing their first-ever virtual concert on March 30th in partnership with ARD Financial Group (ARD) featuring music from their 2022 album, Rumble of Thunder and their debut 2019 album The Gereg. Throughout the show, fans will experience a virtual world created by METAFORSE that highlights the The Hu’s home country of Mongolia and its culture.
The band will also be appearing across Europe this summer for festival season and they plan to release a deluxe version of their latest album featuring many notable musicians.
THE HU TOUR DATES
6/7 Nickelsdorf, AT – Nova Rock
6/11 Leicestershire, UK – Download Festival
6/15 Clisson, FR – Hellfest 2023
6/16 Landgraaf, NL – Pinkpop 2023
6/29 Werchter, BE – Rock Werchter 2023
7/5 Aix-les-bains, FR – Musilack 2023
7/6 Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival 2023
7/19 Bontida, RO – EC9